The difference between a routine and a ritual is the sense of purpose.
A routine is like a chore. A series of actions that we do because it is necessary. It focuses on the outcome.
The ritual, on the other hand, comes with a different mindset. It comes with intention, understanding, and awareness. It focuses on the journey rather than the destination.
For many of us, changing mindsets is challenging. The shortcut? Design an environment for the ritual.
The practice of preparing the space and experience of a routine helps to create a ritual.